Murdock adds hat to the mayor’s race

PINEDALE – Through Thursday, April 12, three candidates have filed for mayor and one has filed for council seats.

Current council member Matt Murdock, 48, of 240 S. Maybell Ave., added his name to the list of those seeking the mayor’s seat. His four-year term on the council was scheduled to expire on May 31.

Current council member Jimmie Leroy Brost, 57, 160 Spruce St., and council member Tyler Swafford, 34, 289 Spruce St, previously filed for the mayor’s seat.

Timothy L. Lingle, 47, 386 Quartz Ave., is the only person to file for the two open council seats.

Pinedale’s elected council includes a mayor and four town council members. The mayor and two town council positions are up for election. The four-year term for Mayor Bob Jones and four-year terms for council members Murdock and Nylla Kunard expire this year. The terms for Brost and Swafford expire in 2020.

The last day to file as a candidate is Friday, April 27. Anyone wanting to file should submit an application with the Pinedale Town Clerk. The election is Tuesday, May 8.

The Sublette County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a May 1 candidate forum at 6:30 in Sheppard Auditorium, 101 Hennick St.

Elected council members take the oath of office on Friday, June 1.

To qualify to run for Pinedale Town Council, candidates must be 18 year of age or older, be a registered voter and reside inside the town of Pinedale’s municipal limits.

To get an absentee ballot:

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